Turkey Brine

Nicholas Mork
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 10 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thanksgiving
Servings 12 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3 bay leaves
  • ¼ cup thyme
  • ¼ cup rosemary
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • ¼ cup black cracked pepper
  • 6 oranges
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 gallon chicken broth
  • 1 gallon ice water

Instructions
 

  • In a large 5-gal. food safe bucket, place fully un-thawed turkey.
  • Stir together bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, sea salt, black pepper, lemon juice, onions and chicken broth. Squeeze the oranges into liquid and drop entire orange in as well. Pour mixture over turkey.
  • Add ice water (1 gal. approximately) until the turkey is covered with liquid.
  • Cover bucket with airtight sealed cover. Place bucket in refrigerator overnight for 8-10 hours.

Notes

For 12 - 18 lb. turkey
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